Hypertension Medications. By: Elizabeth Rangel University of the Incarnate Word. Brief Description of Disease. What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure, or hypertension, comes from blood pushing too hard against your blood vessels. A healthy blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg.
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By: Elizabeth Rangel
University of the Incarnate Word
What Is High Blood Pressure?
There are many kinds of medications for high blood pressure but here are three we choose:
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Use caution while driving, using machinery, or doing any activity that requires alertness. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Before having surgery (including cataract eye surgery), tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.
The elderly may be at greater risk for dizziness and low blood pressure while using this drug.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
Catapres ( Clonidine)